I SPEAK FOR MYSELF: As part of the month-long Muslims in Memphis celebration, the CBU Muslim Students’ Association will host a panel discussion entitled “I Speak for Myself” on the topic of feminism and femininity from the perspective of Muslim women. The discussion will be held in Spain Auditorium on March 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m. All members of the CBU Community are welcome!
WHAT “NO” MEANS: Dr. Kelly James (Behavioral Science) will present an engaging discussion on consent, sexual activity, and the dynamics between women and men on March 26 as part of the Women’s History Month Series at CBU. The discussion will take place in the Wilson Family Commons of the Living Learning Center at 3:30 p.m.
THE MESSAGE SCREENING: As part of the month-long Muslims in Memphis celebration, the CBU Muslim Students’ Association will screen the The Message in Buckman Hall 358 on March 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. This 1977 film is a must-see movie depicting the birth of Islam, followed by a discussion with those present.
FOOD & FAITH LECTURE: Dr. Jennifer Ayres will speak on “Come to the Table: Faith and Our Food System” in the University Theater on March 26 at 7:00 p.m. The table around which Christians regularly gather—the Lord’s table—stands as a witness to God’s abundance, God’s presence in the material gifts of the earth, and God’s delight in the nourishment and enlivening of earthly bodies. Each time we share the bread and cup, we testify to God’s presence in the simple acts of eating and drinking together. What does this action mean, however, in the midst of a food system faced with such serious challenges as food insecurity, obstructed access to healthy and affordable food, community instability, environmental degradation, and the disenfranchisement of people? Jennifer Ayres’ research interests include religious environmental education; social activism and religious identity; faith formation in the context of popular culture; and feminist practical theology. She is the author of two books, Waiting for a Glacier to Move: Practicing Social Witness and Good Food: Grounded Practical Theology. Dr. Ayres is is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church and Assistant Professor of Religious Education and Director of the Religious Education Program at Emory University. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. Copies of Good Food: Grounded Practical Theology will be available for purchase at a 10% discount. Sponsored by the CBU Department of Religion & Philosophy and the Memphis Center for Food and Faith.
CBU’S GOT TALENT: Looking for the next big event on campus?? The Black Student Association will be hosting their annual Talent Show on March 27 in the University Theater, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tickets will be on sale in Alfonso Dining Hall starting March 2 for only $5. Get yours early because this is one event you don’t want to miss! Do you have a talent? Click here to sign up to perform!
STEEL TOES TO STILETTOS: The Society of Women Engineers is hosting its 4th Annual Steel Toes to Stilettos Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on Friday, March 27 at Just For Lunch in Chickasaw Oaks Plaza (3092 Poplar), starting at 6:00 p.m. There will be hors d¹oeuvres, live music, wine tasting and beer tasting. Single tickets are $30, or a pair of tickets are $50. The funds go towards free engineering workshops for high school and middle school girls that SWE offers every semester. The objective of the workshops is to interest more girls in STEM programs. The funds also support travel costs for SWE students attending the national conference, where they learn many skills for the future and are provided a chance to apply for internships—as well as jobs upon graduation. For information on purchasing advance tickets, visit www.steeltoestostilettos.com.
TKE FISH-FRY & TEETER-TOTTER: Want a great meal… and to help amazing children?? The CBU Community is invited to join Tau Kappa Epsilon on Friday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Buckman Quad for their annual Fish Fry and Teeter-Totter benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year, the ladies of Alpha Xi Delta are co-sponsoring the event. Come by to get a plate of fish, hush puppies, fries, slaw, and dessert! Through the generous support of campus partners, TKE is proud to say that 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the hospital.
• $10.00 for Faculty, staff and other adults
• $5.00 for CBU students and kids under 12.
Members of Tau Kappa Epsilon will be visiting faculty and staff offices this week to offer ticket purchases.
BIZWOMEN MENTORING MONDAY: Join the Memphis Business Journal for its Bizwomen Mentoring Monday event on March 30 in Canale Arena, 7:00-9:00 a.m. The event will offer the opportunity to choose from 40 mentors who are the most influential women in the business community for one-on-one coaching sessions for seven-minute conversations. The attendees will stand in line and wait for a particular mentor or move to the next mentor available. This will allow the attendees to network with each other while they are waiting, which is just as important as the coaching sessions. The quick turnaround is organized chaos which will be fast, fun, and fulfilling as everyone gets the chance to meet new people and gain new insights. Single tickets are $30 ($27 for MBJ subscribers). Click here to purchase tickets.
GRADUATION FAIR: Graduating students are required to attend this event. Graduates may attend one of the two sessions, 12:00-1:30 p.m. or 4:30-6:30 p.m. Students will receive an email on Monday, March 24 with the links to the two surveys. The average time you will need to set aside for the grad fair is about 30 minutes. Photographers will take cap and gown (loaned for the shoot) photos of graduating students at the Grad Fair. There is no sitting fee and no obligation to purchase. Proofs will be emailed to students within 48 hours of the sitting. Click here for Graduation Requirements!
SEIDMAN TOWN HALL LECTURE: The M. L. Seidman Memorial Town Hall Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Jim Bailey as its 2015 speaker on April 7 in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m. Bailey will discuss “The Industrial Giants of Modern Healthcare Whose Time is Past” and the servant-leader champions of person-centered health care who are at work to replace them. Jim Bailey is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and professor of medicine and preventive medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, where he directs the Center for Health Systems Improvement, cares for the sick, and teaches doctors in training. His research appears in many peer-reviewed medical journals, including JAMA, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr. Bailey has an abiding passion for the classics, medical history, and ethics, and believes that sharing our stories can heal. He is the author of the novel, The End of Healing, which was published by The Healthy City in 2014. A book-signing will follow the lecture.
CBU STAFF RETREAT – DISCOVERING YOUR LASALLIAN SELF: As part of the celebration of Founder’s Week (April 7-10), Campus Ministry invites all members of the CBU staff to an afternoon of personal reflection and renewal on Friday, April 10 in the Wilson Family Commons of the Living Learning Center, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided, free of charge. Check with your supervisor to make sure you’re able to attend, and RSVP to email@example.com by April 7.
ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME BANQUET: The Christian Brothers University Athletic Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2015 and will induct the five inductees at the Hall of Fame Banquet Saturday night, April 11, at 6:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. Tickets are $45 each, and a table of eight is $360. The Class of 2015 includes Bill Bintz (Basketball ’73), Kenny Greene (Baseball ’84), Leon Haag (Basketball ’60), Taneisha Lenon (Basketball ’00), and Charlie Leonard (Basketball ’75, Coach ’90-97). For more information on the banquet, please contact Brian Summers at (901) 321-3370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BROTHER MARK SULLIVAN GOLF TOURNAMENT: The CBU Athletics Department will hold the 27th annual Brother Mark Sullivan Golf Tournament Monday, April 13, at 1:00 p.m. at Colonial Country Club. Registration, with lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. Individuals may enter for $195, or foursomes are available for $780. All proceeds from this year’s event benefit the CBU Athletics Endowment Fund. The Endowment Fund provides the critical support needed to fund small capital improvement projects that keep our programs competitive and sustain institutional health. More info and registration available online »»
RELIGION LUNCH & LEARN: The CBU Department of Religion & Philosophy presents a lunch and learn with Dr. Michelle Voss Roberts of Wake Forest University on April 13, who will be speaking on the topic of “Feeling My Neighbor’s Faith: Aesthetics and Hindu-Christian Encounter” in Montesi Executive Center, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Christian encounters with other faith traditions can evoke strong aesthetic reactions, both positive and negative. At the same time, the intensity and meaningfulness of aesthetic experience have often been described in theological terms. Dr. Roberts brings together these insights in her study of Hindu traditions. In this lunch and learn discussion, she will talk about how Hindu theological aesthetics can illuminate the role of art and emotion in interfaith understanding.
VANDERHAAR SYMPOSIUM: The Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium presents Sister Simone Campbell as its 2015 keynote speaker on April 16 in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m.. Sister Simone has served as Executive Director of NETWORK since 2004. She is a religious leader, attorney and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. In Washington, she lobbies on issues of peace-building, immigration reform, healthcare and economic justice. Around the country, she is a noted speaker and educator on these public policy issues. During the 2010 congressional debate about healthcare reform, she wrote the famous “nuns’ letter” supporting the reform bill and got 59 leaders of Catholic Sisters, including LCWR, to sign on. In 2012, she was also instrumental in organizing the “Nuns on the Bus” tour of nine states to oppose the “Ryan Budget” approved by the House of Representatives. This budget would decimate programs meant to help people in need. “Nuns on the Bus” received an avalanche of attention across the nation from religious communities, elected officials and the media. Simone has often been featured in the national and international media, including appearances on 60 Minutes, The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She has received numerous awards, including a “Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award” and the “Defender of Democracy Award” from the international Parliamentarians for Global Action. In addition, she has been the keynote or featured speaker at numerous large gatherings, including the 2012 Democratic National Convention. For more information, visit www.gvanderhaar.org.
OFF CAMPUS EVENTS
DEALING WITH RADICAL ISLAM: As part of the month-long Muslims in Memphis celebration, the CBU Muslim Students’ Association invites the CBU Community to attend a speech by the Rhodes College professor and cleric Yasir Qadhi, who has recently been targeted by the Islamic State terror group, at the Germantown Center Great Hall on March 29 at 4:45 p.m.. RSVP at this link.
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE OF THE CROSS: CBU’s neighbors at Lindenwood Christian Church are presenting a special Good Friday service on April 3 at 5:30 p.m., featuring the Lindenwood Chancel Choir, Orchestra, and Soloists performing motets and selections from the requiems of Mozart, Dubois, and Rutter. Guest clergy for the event will include CBU trustee Msgr. Valentine N. Handwerker (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception), Dr. Scott Morris (Church Health Center), Rev. Sonia Louden Walker (First Congregational Church), and Rev. Virzola Law (Mississippi Blvd. Christian Church).
THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF BRITISH ROCK: As the closing lecture of the Dixon Gallery & Gardens exhibition “Hail! Britannia!,” Dr. Neil Palmer (History & Political Science) will examine the connections between British society and the innovative rock music it spawned from the 1950s to the 1990s. Dr. Palmer will discuss the historical context surrounding the creation of music by bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, The Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis, Blur, and Radiohead. Sunday, April 19 at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Free for Dixon members and students with ID.
WILSON SPEAKER SERIES: The Tenth Annual Dorothy and Kemmons Wilson Speaker Series will welcome Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages, as its keynote speaker on Tuesday, April 28 at Christ United Methodist Church, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dr. Chapman is the author of numerous other books published by Moody Publishers / Northfield Publishing, including Anger, The Family You’ve Always Wanted, The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted, Desperate Marriages, God Speaks Your Love Language, How to Really Love Your Adult Child, and Hope for the Separated. With Dr. Jennifer Thomas, he co-authored The Five Languages of Apology. Dr. Chapman speaks to thousands of couples nationwide through his weekend marriage conferences. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, A Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, both airing on more than 400 stations.